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Out With the New In With the Retro!

Let’s start the New Year with a clunky, old-school bang! While it’s usually spent talking about fresh starts and coming up with resolutions, why not go decide to travel back in time for a change? If you’re ready, hop in the Deadstock time machine as we check out vintage Russian snappers and revisit classic Russian camera craftsmanship from decades gone by. Hey, ho, let’s go!

Let’s start the New Year with a clunky, old-school bang! While it’s usually spent talking about fresh starts and coming up with resolutions, why not go decide to travel back in time for a change? If you’re ready, hop in the Deadstock time machine as we check out vintage Russian snappers and revisit classic Russian camera craftsmanship from decades gone by. Hey, ho, let’s go!

Russian Photography Circa 1960s – 1990s

1990s – Smena Symbol

A true point-and-shoot classic, the enhanced version of the Smena 8M model. The “Triplet” lens yields deep colors, and knockout saturation and contrast!

  • Film advance & shutter cocking will now be achieved with 1 single-stroke lever
  • Manually variable aperture and shutter speed
  • Weather-symbol exposure guide
  • Includes hot-shoe flash sync

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1980s – Zenit E

Sharp images are easy-peasy with the Zenit-E! This sturdy Russian SLR takes pride in helping you achieve the perfect exposure with its selenium light meter.

  • Helios 44-2 (2/58) lens
  • Adjustable shutter speeds 1/30-1/500 sec + ‘B’
  • Shutter-setting lever

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1970s – Fed 5b

This classic rangefinder camera gives you crystal-clear sharpness, contrast, and resolution. Precise exposure is also a sure bet with the Fed 5B. It’s a more affordable alternative to the Leica!

  • Industrar 61L/D F2.8/55mm lens
  • Manually Variable Aperture and Shutter Speed
  • Viewfinder dioptric coupled rangefinder for accurate focusing

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1960s – Zorki 4

Among the Zorki clan, this one’s the scene-stealer. It’s compact and robust, and considered the most modern among its family.

  • Jupiter-8 Lens
  • Self-timer
  • Variable flash sync delay
  • B setting for long exposure

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1950s – Zorki1

This decades-old stunner is definitely a collector’s treasure. The Zorki 1 took inspiration from the expensive Leica rangefinder series and doesn’t disappoint!

  • Industar-22 lens
  • Manufactured by the same guys who brought us the Fed
  • A Leica II copy

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Gotta Have’ Em – Agfa APX

The Agfa APX is a very rare, sought after Deadstock film. Found by our special detectives as a Rollei retro-masquerading emulsion, you gotta grab these gems as they’re very limited in number! Yes, the last ever! Don’t miss your chance!

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Match Made In Deadstock Heaven: Kodak Portra B&W Film Deal

What could be classier than pairing a Russian Deadstock camera with an equally elegant Kodak Portra B&W film? Speedy, fine-grained, and convenient – this expired film (03/03) can be processed in C-41 chemicals.

5 rolls 15 EUR/USD

10 rolls 25 EUR/USD

Save up to 45%!

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written by lucasjakobsson

4 comments

  1. neja

    neja

    great graphic design!

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  2. dogma

    dogma

    uhhhh i love those cameras!!!!!!!

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  3. kylethefrench

    kylethefrench

    um yeah great graphic design or sure especially on the feb 5 picture... which of course is a picture that I took and sent in... oh i love it, I feel so special even if i didn't get piggies for my contribution I am excited to be a part of a new piece of art, so cool

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  4. alvik

    alvik

    here in Lithuania you can buy FED (almost every models) for 20$, Zenit costs 30-40$ and Smena - the most cheapest russian camera - 8$ which you can find in several flea markets. Am I lucky to live here, or what? :)

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